A History of Venice
Knopf, 1982 - 673 sider
"As comprehensive as it is engaging, John Julius Norwich's A History of Venice is a complete history of "the most beautiful and magical of cities." This necessary volume traces the rise of Venice from its fifth-century origins through 1797 when Napoleon put an end to the thousand-year-old Republic."--
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the basilica on 22 April 1378 , Vettor Pisani – nephew of that Nicolò , who had been deprived of command after Portolungo - was invested by Doge Contarini with the banner of St Mark and enjoined to lead the Republic to victory .
In April 1499 the sixty - five - year - old Antonio Grimani was elected to the naval command , immediately offering his services without payment and a loan to the state of 16,000 ducats . Other public - spirited citizens hastened ...
Meanwhile the supreme command was entrusted to Antonio Zen , who sailed out the following summer and on 7 September 1694 landed some 9,000 men on the island of Chios . The island already boasted a large Christian population ...
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Although weighty in both the literal and metaphorical sense of the word, this turned out to be quite a worthwhile book. It covers the history of Venice from 421 CE to 1797 CE. The Most Serene Republic ... Les hele vurderingen
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Another absolutely brilliant book by John Julius Norwich. Incredibly researched, full of amazing details (and the wisdom to have skipped all those details when they didn't contribute to the story ... Les hele vurderingen
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